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Midwestern University Expands Leadership Team

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University has announced an expansion of the senior management of the University as it continues with carefully planned growth and ever-expanding graduate healthcare programs. Teresa Welch Fossum, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., DACVS, has assumed a new position as the Vice President of Research and Strategic Initiatives,… Read More →

Arizona Telemedicine Names Associate Director

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Nancy Rowe, a national leader in the telemedicine field, has been named associate director for outreach for the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP). Rowe will work toward expanding ATP’s connections with hospitals and other health-care providers in Northern Arizona. She also will assist in marketing and training efforts. Rowe assumed her new role with ATP on… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins Elects Townsend as Shareholder

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that Elizabeth Townsend has been elected to the position of shareholder. Townsend’s practice includes counseling employers on a wide range of employment-related issues, including discrimination and harassment laws, non-compete agreements, discipline and discharge decisions, and lay-offs.… Read More →

Higuera Continues Commitment to Hispanic Community

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, has announced that Lori A. Higuera, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed Deputy Regional President for the Hispanic National Bar Association and elected to the Board of Directors for the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association. “The firm’s reputation has been built on our… Read More →

ASU joins STEM mentoring initiative

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Today, the College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) at Arizona State University announced its partnership with the “Million Women Mentors” (MWM) initiative. MWM will launch Jan. 8, 2014 during National Mentoring Month, in Washington, D.C at the National Press Club. The initiative will support the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)… Read More →

Florence Crittenton names Taddie as board member

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Florence Crittenton is pleased to announce that Kathleen Taddie, has been elected to the 2014 Board of Directors. Involved with Florence Crittenton for the past two years, she is chair of the Development Committee and also serves on the Teaming Up for Girls Event Planning Committee. Taddie has served as president of Kathleen A. Taddie,… Read More →

YWCA Honors Valley Women at Tribute to Leadership

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The YWCA of Maricopa County has announced its Tribute to Leadership Honorees who will be honored at the 20th Anniversary Tribute to Leadership Gala on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at The Ritz Carlton in Phoenix, Arizona. The Tribute to Leadership Gala is a special evening set aside to recognize the outstanding individuals who have given… Read More →

Pritchard Named Chair-Elect of Bryan Cave LLP

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The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com) today named Therese D. Pritchard as the next Chair of the firm beginning on October 1, 2014 following a planned transition period.  Ms. Pritchard will immediately take the title of Chair-Elect and serve alongside Don G. Lents, who has served as Chair for two consecutive terms beginning… Read More →

Goodyear Mayor co-chairs Luke AFB West Valley Council

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The city of Goodyear remains front and center when it comes to being poised and prepared for the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II Fighter Jet pilot training program at Luke Air Force Base in early 2014. But right now, members of the Luke West Valley Council – the regional group promoting the success of… Read More →

Miller Earns 2013 Alice Truman Leadership Award

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The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association awarded Megan E. Miller with the 2013 Alice Truman Leadership Award. Miller is currently Vice President and General Counsel for Long Realty Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Despite having not received her undergraduate education in Arizona (Megan initially attended Barnard College, received her B.A. from Smith… Read More →

Midwestern University Adds New Pediatric Services

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Pediatric physician DanThuy N. Dao, D.O., has joined the medical team at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic, located at 19389 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale. A 2003 AZCOM graduate, Dr. Dao joins the Multispecialty Clinic after working at Pediatric Hospitalists of Arizona in Phoenix, where she served at Banner Children’s Hospital Thunderbird, St. Joseph’s Hospital… Read More →

Stanton Named Office Managing Partner of Quarles & Brady

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP and its firm chair Kimberly Leach Johnson today announced that Nicole Stanton has been selected as the Phoenix-office managing partner. Her term begins on January 1, 2014. In her new role, Stanton becomes one of the few women to lead one of the largest law firms… Read More →

Washington Federal Promotes Hernandez to Assistant VP

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Washington Federal announced Debbie Hernandez has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager. Hernandez has been with Washington Federal for more than 12 years. In her position, Hernandez is responsible for increasing loan production and client base by growing the business checking and savings accounts and consumer checking and savings accounts. She is also… Read More →

Banner Hospital CEO Elected to Council of Regents

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Laura Robertson, RN, and chief executive officer of Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The Council of Regents serves as the link between ACHE and its members by approving governance and membership regulations. The… Read More →

AWEE creates renewed hope for the hopeless

Marie Sullivan leads Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), which offers a diverse range of training and support services throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties.
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Over the course of more than 30 years, Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) has given hope and helped improve employment opportunities for more than 90,000 women, men and young adults. Az Business magazine caught up with Marie Sullivan, president and CEO of AWEE, to talk about the impact her organization has had on the… Read More →

Holland Named To Lead 2 Women’s Groups

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JoAnn C. Holland is the new leader for Central Phoenix Women and Women of Scottsdale, two established women’s organizations in the Valley founded by Linda M. Herold.  The transition has been in the works and Holland will take over leadership as president and CEO effective January 1, 2014.  Additionally Holland will launch a new organization,… Read More →

Holland Named To Lead 2 Women's Groups

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JoAnn C. Holland is the new leader for Central Phoenix Women and Women of Scottsdale, two established women’s organizations in the Valley founded by Linda M. Herold.  The transition has been in the works and Holland will take over leadership as president and CEO effective January 1, 2014.  Additionally Holland will launch a new organization,… Read More →

Wisdom Natural Brands President Earns Honors

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Carol May, President of Wisdom Natural Brands®, parent company of the leading stevia brand SweetLeaf®, was honored with an unprecedented three coveted awards in the last week; two international awards at the 10th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business as well as a leading businesswoman in the grocery industry from Progressive Grocer. At the… Read More →

Congresswoman is an Ironman

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Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema is heading back to Washington after completing the grueling Ironman Arizona triathlon in Tempe. Sinema completed the event Sunday in 15 hours, 12 minutes, 34 seconds to become what organizers of the Ironman international competition say is the first sitting member of Congress to complete the event. The first-term Democratic lawmaker… Read More →

Sweitzer Named Head of UA Sarver Heart Center

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Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, a board-certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and physiologist, will become director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology in the UA College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, effective March 1, 2014, announced Steve Goldschmid, MD, dean of the UA College… Read More →

Charter School Founder Awarded Global Business Award

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Arizona Charter Schools announced that its founder, Raena Janes, was honored with the bronze Stevie Award for Women in Business, for female Entrepreneur of the Year in consumer services for businesses with up to 2,500 employees. The award was announced Nov. 8 in New York City. Established in 2002, the Stevie Awards mark achievement throughout… Read More →

Old Town Scottsdale gets new Cancer Care Center

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Arizona Center for Cancer Care (AZCCC), a multispecialty group of Arizona’s most recognizable names in cancer treatment and technology, has announced that it has officially opened at Scottsdale Healthcare’s Osborn Medical Center location. “We are pleased to welcome AZCCC to the Osborn Medical Center location and look forward to continuing to work together to provide… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Candace Hunter Wiest

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Candace Hunter Wiest President and CEO West Valley National Bank wvnb.net Wiest is the founding CEO of WVNB, and was the first female community banker elected as a a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Biggest challenge: “I founded a local bank that consistently provided capital for Arizona businesses despite the worst… Read More →

China: A Land of Paradoxes

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I was born in a small village near Shanghai, a year before the Communist government took over in 1949. My village was roughly 10 miles from the city center, where the famous Yu Garden is still located. And while the Yu Garden remains one of the main attractions of Shanghai today, my small village is… Read More →